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Definition of "butcher-block" [butcher-block]

  • Made of or resembling a board of thick strips of hardwood like that on which butchers chop meat: a butcher-block counter. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "butcher-block" in a sentence
  • "The moonlight picked out the dishes soaking in the sink and the cheese trays on the scarred butcher-block countertop."
  • "Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal The interior of Brats, featuring red diner stools along the a butcher-block bar and a corner booth, has a modern but nostalgic feel."
  • "Tony Calarco Inspired by Mr. Sheeline's aunt, Julia Child, they redid the kitchen, installing French tile floors, commercial butcher-block countertops and a Garland stove that is still going strong 31 years later."